Liberal Reformist Party
The Parti Réformateur Libéral (or PRL) was a Belgian
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 liberal party active in Wallonia and Brussels
Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

. It grew out of the unitiarian PVV-PLP
Party for Freedom and Progress
The Party for Freedom and Progress was a liberal party in Belgium which existed from 1961 until 1992 and was the successor of the Liberal Party, which had roots dating back to 1846. It was succeeded in Flanders by the Flemish Liberals and Democrats and in Wallonia by the Parti Réformateur...

 and has since become part of the Mouvement Réformateur.


  • Omer Vanaudenhove
    Omer Vanaudenhove
    Omer Rudolphe Jean, Viscount Vanaudenhove was a Belgian liberal politician, burgomaster and minister. A businessman, Vanaudenhove was an owner of a shoe factory...

     1961 - 1968
  • Norbert Hougardy
    Norbert Hougardy
    Norbert Isidore Joseph Hougardy was a Belgian liberal politician. Hougardy was a commercial director and municipality Council member in Sint-Genesius-Rode. He became senator for the PVV and also a member of the European Parliament. Together with Milou Jeunehomme he was President of the PVV-PLP...

     and Milou Jeunehomme
    Milou Jeunehomme
    Emile-Edgar Jeunehomme was a Belgian liberal politician.On 15 January 1958 he became a member of parliament for the district Liege. He played for a long time an important role in the liberal party under Omer Vanaudenhove but gradually withdrew himself from politics after 1969...

     (co-presidents) 1968 - 1969
  • Pierre Descamps
    Pierre Descamps
    Pierre Paul Louis Albert César Descamps was a Belgian politician and burgomaster for the PLP. Descamps was a licentiate in philosophy and literature and an industrialist. He was burgomaster of Aubechies and Belœil and senator for the PLP. Descamps was President of the PVV-PLP in 1969-1972.-Source:*...

     1969 - 1972

See also

  • Liberalism
    Liberalism is the belief in the importance of liberty and equal rights. Liberals espouse a wide array of views depending on their understanding of these principles, but generally, liberals support ideas such as constitutionalism, liberal democracy, free and fair elections, human rights,...

  • Contributions to liberal theory
    Contributions to liberal theory
    Individual contributors to classical liberalism and political liberalism are associated with philosophers of the Enlightenment. Liberalism as a specifically named ideology begins in the late 18th century as a movement towards self-government and away from aristocracy...

  • Liberalism worldwide
    Liberalism worldwide
    This article gives information on liberalism in diverse countries around the world. It is an overview of parties that adhere more or less to the ideas of political liberalism and is therefore a list of liberal parties around the world....

  • List of liberal parties
  • Liberal democracy
    Liberal democracy
    Liberal democracy, also known as constitutional democracy, is a common form of representative democracy. According to the principles of liberal democracy, elections should be free and fair, and the political process should be competitive...

  • Liberalism in Belgium
    Liberalism in Belgium
    This article gives an overview of liberalism in Belgium. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly proved by having had a representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ denotes another party in that scheme...

  • Eugène Defacqz
    Eugène Defacqz
    Henri-Eugene-Marie Defacqz was a Belgian liberal politician and a magistrate.-Education:He started his education at the college of Ath and completed high school in Dijon, under the direction of the famous Joseph Jacotot , his uncle by marriage...

  • Louis Michel
    Louis Michel
    Louis H. O. Ch. Michel is a Belgian politician. He served in the government of Belgium as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1999 to 2004 and was European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid from 2004 to 2009. Since 2009, he has been a Member of the European Parliament...

  • Jean Gol
    Jean Gol
    Jean Gol was a Belgian politician for the liberal party Parti Réformateur Libéral and a freemason...

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